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Ecological Restoration Law: Concepts and Case Studies

Edited by: Afshin Akhtar-Khavari, Benjamin J. Richardson

ISBN13: 9781138605015
Published: February 2019
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Ecological restoration is as essential as sustainable development for the health of the biosphere. Restoration, however, has been a low priority of most countries' environmental laws, which tend to focus narrowly on rehabilitation of small, discrete sites rather than the more ambitious recovery of entire ecosystems and landscapes. Through critical theoretical perspectives and topical case studies, this book's diverse contributors explore a more ambitious agenda for ecological restoration law. Not only do they investigate current laws and other governance mechanisms; they also consider the philosophical and methodological bases for the law to take ecological restoration more seriously. Through exploration of themes relating to time, space, geography, semiotics, social justice, and scientific knowledge, this book offers innovative and critical insights into ecological restoration law.

Subjects:
Environmental Law
Contents:
1.Ecological Restoration in the Anthropocene
Afshin Akhtar-Khavari and Benjamin J. Richardson
Part 1
Concepts of Ecological Restoration Law
2. The Social Life of Plants and Trees and the Limits of Environmental Law’s Recovery Imagination
Afshin Akhtar-Khavari
3. Timescapes of Ecological Restoration
Benjamin J. Richardson
4. The Story of Stewardship and Ecological Restoration
Emily Barritt
5. Ecological Reconciliation on Private Agricultural Land: Moving Beyond the Human–Nature Binary in Property-Environment Contests
Robyn Bartel and Nicole Graham
6. Linking Restoration Science and Law
An Cliquet and Kris Decleer
7. Green Financing of Ecosystem Restoration
Froukje Maria Platjouw
Part 2
Case Studies of Ecological Restoration Law
8. Legal Considerations when Operationalizing Eco-restoration within the European Union: A Sisyphean Task or Unlocking Existing Potential?
Hendrik Schoukens
9. Public Participation and Socio-Economic Justice in Eco-restoration Law and Governance: The UN Environment – Ogoniland Case Study
Uzuazo Etemire and Menes Abinami Muzan
10. Motivating Ecological Restoration by Private Landowners through Special Purpose Districts
Anastasia Telesetsky
11. Reconstructing the Environment: Perception and Changes in Australia's Murray-Darling River Basin
Francine Rochford
12. Reforming Restoration to Support Climate Change Adaptation
Phillipa McCormack

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